The Munchkin

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    catlover2 Well-Known Member

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    The Munchkin is a cat that is genetic mutation and are known for their short legs. They are very intelligent and are people friendly. They weigh between 6 to 9 pounds for a male and 4 to 8 pounds for a female. They may have slightly bowed legs. they are a healthy and hardy cat.
     
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    SheWolfSilver Well-Known Member

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    You know I just read a post on a forum about a munchkin cat that had all kinds of deformities from being bred down to fit the size qualifications. In my opinion any breeding that is going to result in genetic deformities is not good. This poor little kitten had well, I guess all munchkin kittens have something physically wrong with them.. but this little one seems extreme with her deformity.

    She is brachycephalic ( breathes like a pug ) has a cranial deformity which has her soft palate inhibiting her ability to breathe normally, her eyes are bulbous and protrude from her skull, and she cannot eat solid foods.
     
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    magickat Well-Known Member

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    That's horrendous, I cannot imagine why anyone would want to breed an essentially sick animal, to me that's a form of animal cruelty and should be punished as such.
     
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    SheWolfSilver Well-Known Member

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    I know. There was a picture with the article and it just broke my heart.
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    Here's a Munchkin:

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    It's saying, "When will humans stop this nonsense?"
     
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    steph84 Well-Known Member

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    Aw, how sad. I think munchkin kittens are so cute, but never realized that people go through great lengths to breed a deformed cat. Those poor kitties. I feel so bad for cats with breathing problems. They look like they will have a bunch of other problems associated with having to squat down for their short front legs.
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    Human beings are quite weird in being able to think of tortous ways to get unnatural results. They do it even to themselves. Like in this example:
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    magickat Well-Known Member

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    True but at least human beings have a choice. These poor cats have no say in the matter :(
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    This is where we human beings who are supposed to be of a higher order of intelligence than cats have to do something about it. How about a Bill of Rights for the animals?
     
    Victor Leigh, Feb 29, 2012
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    magickat Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a great idea Victor.
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    So where do we start to make this Animal Bill of Rights a reality? Is there some section of the United Nations which deal with such matters?
     
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